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African American Read-In

2020-02-22 14:00:00 2020-02-22 15:15:00 America/New_York African American Read-In Join over a million readers nationally in celebrating African American authors and African American literature during the annual African-American Read-In! Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room

Saturday, February 22
2:00pm - 3:15pm

Add to Calendar 2020-02-22 14:00:00 2020-02-22 15:15:00 America/New_York African American Read-In Join over a million readers nationally in celebrating African American authors and African American literature during the annual African-American Read-In! Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room

Hawthorne Branch

Meeting Room

Join over a million readers nationally in celebrating African American authors and African American literature during the annual African-American Read-In!

Discover a new favorite author or revisit with a familiar friend as we share works by African-American authors both current and historic. We're celebrating African-American literature in poetry, story, and song in conjunction with the 30th Annual National African-American Read-In. Among the featured readers will be local leaders and community members from several fields including government, education, religion, and the arts. Refreshments provided by the Hawthorne Woman's Club!

The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. It was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month.

AGE GROUP: | All Ages |

EVENT TYPE: | Books, Authors, & Writing |

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Hawthorne Branch

Phone: 352-481-1920
Branch manager
Cameron Burris

Hours
We're closed Monday May 27 due to Memorial Day Holiday
Mon, May 27 Closed
(Memorial Day Holiday)
Tue, May 28 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, May 29 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, May 30 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, May 31 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 01 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 02 12:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

The Hawthorne Branch Library provides access to resources and services in the City of Hawthorne and surrounding areas.

Upcoming events

Tue, May 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Need help with computers or other digital technology? Come see us for help!

Tue, May 28, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Outdoor Program Area
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Tue, May 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Fun afterschool activities for kids.

Thu, May 30, 10:30am - 11:15am
Meeting Room
Join us for fun with art, music, science, stories and more!

Thu, May 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Create a stunning botanical print with the help of the sun! Learn about the cyanotype method of photography and how easy it is to create... more
Create a stunning botanical print with the help of the sun! Learn about the cyanotype method of photography and how easy it is to create prints with it.

Mon, Jun 03, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Explore watercolor painting in this guided class.

Tue, Jun 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Need help with computers or other digital technology? Come see us for help!

Tue, Jun 04, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Fun afterschool activities for kids.

Thu, Jun 06, 10:30am - 11:15am
Meeting Room
Join us for fun with art, music, science, stories and more!

Thu, Jun 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
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Thu, Jun 06, 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Join us for lively discussions of fiction and nonfiction titles selected by participants in this vibrant, member-led group!

Mon, Jun 10, 10:00am - 12:00pm
A representative from the Meridian CMHC will be here to provide information about their services and to answer questions.

Mon, Jun 10, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us for conversation and stitching fun! This group meets the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Tue, Jun 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Need help with computers or other digital technology? Come see us for help!

Tue, Jun 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Fun afterschool activities for kids.